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British Council Education Fair 2013, Athens, Greece

Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, 10 November 2013 14:00–20:00 This two day event is a great opportunity for anyone interested in studying at the ICMA Centre and Henley Business School.   Dr George Alexandridis, Director of the MSc International Shipping and Finance and Dr Kostantina Kappou will be there to answer all your questions about the ICMA Centre and the Henley Business school courses,Continue reading

Universities Business Challenge- Henley team reach final

Congratulations to Kadi Huang, Chris Himpich, Alex Priest and Daniel Lim for reaching the final of the Universities Business Challenge! In Particular to ICMA Centre students Kadi Huang, 2nd year Finance and Investment Banking, and Daniel Lim, 1st year Finance & Investment Banking. The semi-final was held at the offices of P&G (Procter & Gamble) in Weybridge and required the ten semi-finalists to purchase, renovate and manage a hotel business inContinue reading

Can economics determine the performance of Football managers and answer the question of which manager is next to face the sack?

A recently published research paper by ICMA Centre Professor Adrian Bell, Professor Chris Brooks and PhD researcher Tom Markham is gaining national attention in both the finance sector and the football industry.  The paper titled “The performance of football club managers: skill or luck?” is now available online and freely downloadable in an open access Journal. The paper develops aContinue reading

Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending – ‘Bank on Dave’ and many others

If you live in the UK, you may have seen the Channel 4 television programme on 28th February this year (2013) entitled ‘Bank on Dave’. Burnley Savings and Loans to give it its other name, is a company (not a bank) which offers 5% ‘deposit’ rates to lenders and offers loans to those who cannot obtain funding from the highContinue reading

New Professor of Real Estate Finance

The ICMA Centre and the University of Reading are delighted to welcome Professor Sotiris Tsolacos who joins the Henley Business School as Professor of Real Estate Finance. Professor Tsolacos joins us from Property & Portfolio Research, the world’s largest independent real estate research consultancy, with its headquarters in Boston. Dr Tsolacos served the company as the Director of European Research for seven years,Continue reading

ICMA Centre lecturer wins Henley Business School’s 2013 Research Output Prize

The ICMA Centre’s Dr Ioannis Oikonomou has been awarded the University’s 2013 Best Research Output Prize for Henley Business School. Each year the University awards Faculty Output Prizes for the best research outputs from each of its four faculties. Dr Oikonomou won the award with his research paper* “The Impact of Corporate Social Performance on Financial Risk and Utility: AContinue reading

The LIBOR/ TIBOR ‘Scandal’

The large fine imposed on RBS last week suggests that a ‘scandal’ took place in the banking world over the setting of LIBOR. Yes – there was probably systematic mis-pricing of LIBOR which enabled some traders and some banks to profit at the expense of others. But the LIBOR issue simply highlights a much wider problem in financial markets whichContinue reading

The criminal responsibilities of … economists?

Using the events of L’Aquila and the subsequent convictions of Italian seismologists as a starting point, Dr Ioannis Oikonomou goes on to explore the extent to which economists could and should be held accountable for economic and financial turmoils. In case you have missed it, a few months ago it was widely reported in the media that half a dozen Italian seismologistsContinue reading

Finance and the Middle Ages – Two new publications

We are off to a great start to 2013 with two new publications from ICMA Centre Academic staff. The two articles are available now for download and in paper copy. The first article, Rich Pickings from Medieval Pilgrims, is available for download at the HistoryToday magazine’s website, and was written by ICMA Centre Head of School, Professor Adrian Bell, and ProfessorContinue reading

DIIS Conference: Central Banking in the Context of the European Crisis

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Richard Comotto, will be speaking at the upcoming conference organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies, titled Central Banking at a Crossroads: Europe and Beyond. The Conference will focus on the future of Central Banking in the post-crisis period and look at how to restore stability to financial systems. Richard Comotto will be a panellist inContinue reading